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HOw long does HCG stay in the system after a D&C

HI all,

I had a D&C at 8 weeks pregnant (fetus stopped growing at 6 weeks 2 days). the D&C was a week and a half ago. at the end of last week, I was still getting positives on my HPT and OPKs. today, i took another OPK and it is positive (i don't have any HPT's left). I have a little cervical mucus. Could this mean i'm actually ovulating today or is the HCG still in my system? i read that HCG usually leaves pretty quickly after a D&C. I'm very confused.
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I'm sorry for your loss. It can depend sometimes it can take a few days or a few wks. When did you have your d and c. Opk could be accurate since your saying you had no hcg left in your system. Did you have your blood checked to make sure it was zero? Your body may be healing and working and in fact you may be ovulating. I would retest tomorrow and see what it says. If at that point you are still unsure call your dr and get your blood drawn a few times and a few days apart if your hcg is rising that is pg. Good luck and keep me posted!

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My D&C was thursday July 1.  I haven't had blood checked. I have a follow up dr appt on friday so maybe they'll do it then. i just read a few things about HCG should leave your body pretty quickly after a D&C but i'm convinced it's still in there and I'm not ovulating. my cm was almost non existent today and I still have this really strong sense of smell that I had with my pregnancy.
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Hi sorry for your loss...I had a d&c on June 25th....my levels were checked 3 times....on July 9th they were completely down to zero so 13 14 days....
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I would def have your blood checked a few times and a few days apart to see if they are rising at all. Godo luck and let me know what happens.

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Hello, I'm so sorry for your loss. I don't really have an answer for you, in fact, I am in kind of the same position. I had a D&C on May 20th and still no AF. I thought I ovulated around 19 days ago but I must have been wrong. My doc didn't check my levels after so I have no idea when the HCG levels went down. How long after the D&C did you start taking the OPKs? I had thought of starting to use them just to see what is going on, but after your post, I'm not sure if they'd be accurate. I was just curious as to what to do myself. Thanks
I hope things work out for you soon.
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I'm so sorry for your loss.  It can take a week or several weeks depending on how high your levels were directly after the D&C.  For me I think it took about 2 weeks to fully be out of my system, I did have a missed miscarriage and I know my levels were pretty low by the time I had the D&C.
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  I had a dnc on 6/14, I was 12 weeks, but apparently it was a blighted ovum and the doctor told me that my levels were still rising but not as high as they should have been considering I was supposed to be 12 weeks and it was only slightly higher then the levels were at 8 weeks.

I haven't had my levels checked since the dnc, but I was wondering is it  possible to have a period already? I have been constantly on and off spotting since the dnc, but on Tuesday I started to bleed moderatly with horrible cramps, I mean contaction strength, and then the last two days have been heavy to moderately heavy bleeding. I have never had a cycle like this, but in all of my searching for answers in dealing with this situation, my periods may never be as they were before that failed pregnancy. Any thoughts?
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bfowler - i think it's possible to have your period already. i wasn't as far along as you  but my dr said to expect my period a month after procedure and that it will be a very heavy period.
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